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Raspberries from seed

Posted: 20/07/2014 at 08:26

I planted strawberry seeds several years ago - from the little I can remember it was around February / March time (on the windowsill) and they took about a month before anything happened. I think they don't then produce fruit until the next year.

I'm afraid I can't remember what soil they wanted - just normal seedling soil I think. They can't have required anything like a propagator as I barely had central heating, 

Is there any particular variety you're wanting to grow? I only went for seeds as I was trying to find a variety closest to the tiny yet powerful berries I'd had in Norway. I suspect from what others have said for normal varieties its easiest to grow from a chunk of root.

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 20/07/2014 at 08:12

Morning all. I'm awake. Not sure why. My one chance for a proper lay in!

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 20/07/2014 at 00:14

A house up the road was caught by the earlier thunderstorm and went up in flames (fortunately they were out) so since the storm is back and so bright I don't need the lights on to potter about it seemed a good time to remind you to know your escape plans and test your smoke alarms!! 

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 19/07/2014 at 18:03

Oh. Storm has gone already its sunny again. Come back!!

 

Glad it went well Mrs. G! Must have been quite the luxurious salad.

Where's Mike?

Posted: 19/07/2014 at 18:01

Mike - re your chapter four from your policing days. Please don't loose those chapters!  We at the National Emergency Services Museum are always wanting memories from those who have served to keep in our records and help preserve things to show visitors and school groups how things have changed!

(Can't ride a motorcycle myself - hell I can barely get my fathers off its stand!)

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 19/07/2014 at 17:56

Good decision KEF - the storm has just nipped by here and what a cracker! (I'm on the notepad thus safer from her surges). Doesn't look like it'll be staying long unfortunately. 

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 19/07/2014 at 17:33

Can't tell if that's thunder or just the neighbours banging around. Looks like even we might get some more rain - hurrah! 

 

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 19/07/2014 at 17:13

What about cider vinegar OL? Isn't that meant to help with bites?

Stacey & her chilli bits

Posted: 19/07/2014 at 17:11

Not quite but I'm sure she said very early February. If I get my heated greenhouse it'll be easier as your windowsill s do fill up quickly! 

Mesh for a garden lawn

Posted: 19/07/2014 at 16:51

What about just fixing chicken wire on top of the grass? It'll soon get covered by the grass especially if you mow on a high setting than normal (you'll be able to walk over it so certainly mow over it) so you wont see any of it but should be enough to put your little pest from wanting to dig the lawn up as it wont feel good on her paws and saves you having to fence the garden up.

I know around chicken coops they suggest putting chicken wire around the outside of the run to stop foxes so it must be effective for even a determined pest. You can get chicken wire from most DIY stores.

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